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Australia’s rightwing government weaponised climate change – now it has faced its reckoning

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When Scott Morrison won Australia’s federal election in 2019, it seemed like the country would never emerge from the climate wars that had begun a decade earlier. Morrison had taken the prime ministership late in 2018...

After Buffalo race massacre, rightwing pundits focus on … anything else

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A white teenager and avowed racist beelines to a Black neighborhood and fatally guns down 10 supermarket patrons. But what most troubled the pure minds of the right’s leading thinkers? Baby formula, among other things...

Cancel culture? My play was shut down by rightwing activists before it even opened

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I am the producer and co-creator of a piece of theatre that was cancelled before it had even been seen. It started like this: a group of people online began to call for the show to be shut down. It gained some tractio...

Rightwing populist parties blight climate policy, study finds

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Rightwing populist parties have a detrimental impact on climate policy, researchers have found for the first time, amid growing fears of a similar movement in the UK. The study, by the universities of Sussex and Warwi...

US rightwing figures in step with Kremlin over Ukraine disinformation, experts say

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False and conspiratorial narratives pushed by some American conservative politicians and media figures about Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine have bolstered and created synergies with the Kremlin’s legendary disinf...

French rightwing candidate focuses on immigration as she slips to fifth in polls

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The rightwing presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse has promised to rewrite the French constitution in order to fight crime and illegal immigration, as she tried to boost a flagging campaign that risks her party imp...

Tucker Carlson leads rightwing charge to blame everyone but Putin

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As Russian troops encircled Ukraine, politicians and media pundits in the US were largely united in their condemnation of Vladimir Putin’s imminent attack. Tucker Carlson, however, took a different approach. Hours bef...

French rightwing candidate mocked after dog joins her party

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French politicians have long embraced domestic animals – from Emmanuel Macron’s rescue dog, Nemo, who once peed on a fireplace during an Elysée meeting, to the far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s hobby of breeding Bengal...

‘The Scheme’: a senator’s plan to highlight rightwing influence on the supreme court

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The US Senate is not a crowded, rambunctious place like Britain’s House of Commons or other more lively legislative bodies around the world. Members are accustomed to speaking among row after row of empty desks, unhec...

Johnson’s Savile slur isn’t the first rightwing conspiracy to go mainstream

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When Boris Johnson wrongly accused Keir Starmer of having failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile, many people reacted with a slight sense of bemusement. However, for those of us who research and monitor the far right, it wa...

Rightwing lobby group Alec driving laws to blacklist companies that boycott the oil industry

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The influential rightwing lobby group the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) is driving a surge in new state laws to block boycotts of the oil industry. The group’s strategy, which aims to protect large oil ...

Canada’s Covid protests highlight rise of rightwing populist movements

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Days of protests against pandemic policies and a deep rift within Canada’s conservative movement have highlighted the growing power of rightwing populist movements in the country. On Tuesday, retail stores and vaccine...

The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith

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What if I were to tell you that the following trends in American religion were all connected: rising numbers of people who are religiously unaffiliated (“nones”) or identify as “spiritual but not religious”; a spike i...

In an era of rightwing populism, we cannot destroy democracy in order to save it

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The recent anniversary of the Trumpian riot at the Capitol building highlighted a growing anxiety about the state of democracy both in America and around the world. In a widely circulated article, the Canadian profess...

Rise of rightwing extremism in US military sparks fears over democracy

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Fears are growing among experts, politicians, and former generals about the rise of rightwing extremism in the US military and the potential threat it could pose to American democracy. Even as the US Department of Def...

US could be under rightwing dictator by 2030, Canadian professor warns

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The US could be under a rightwing dictatorship by 2030, a Canadian political science professor has warned, urging his country to protect itself against the “collapse of American democracy”. “We mustn’t dismiss these ...

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